2. Main objectives, responsibilities and description of the proposed work Under the general guidance of the Programme Specialist, Plan of Action Knowledge, the data visualization consultant will be responsible for conceptualizing and designing up to 10 highly visual online stories/toolkits using maps, statistical representations, plots, information graphics, tables, and charts to be published on the knowledge portal. The data stories should make complex data analysis accessible, understandable and usable by different users.

The consultant will be provided with the underlying data, readily compiled, including data compiled by UNV. He or she will be expected to propose innovative and creative ideas to present data and evidence on topics ranging from next generation volunteering support, volunteering for women empowerment, accelerating SDG implementation through volunteering, etc. She/he will play a proactive role in shaping the storylines that numbers and evidence will tell. The data visualization consultant will also liaise with the developers of the knowledge portal to implement the visualization.

Some examples of interactive stories/toolkit https://www.gatesfoundation.org/goalkeepers/report/2019-report/#ExaminingInequality https://intelligence.weforum.org/ http://knowledge4all.com/en/WorldMap https://migrationdataportal.org/data?i=stock_abs_&t=2019

Duties and Responsibilities

3. Description of Responsibilities (scope of the work) Outputs/deliverables

Concept development and design of at least 10 data stories/ toolkits from the Volunteering Database and GTM workstream outputs (next generation blueprint, acceleration matrix, etc): Deliverable 1: First batch (3 data stories) 9days, Due; 15 February 2020 Deliverable 2: Second batch (4 data stories) 12days, Due 15 April 2020 Deliverable 3: Third batch (3 data data stories) 9days, Due 15 June 2020 Deliverable 4: Development of requirements and liaising with knowledge portal web developer to publish the data on the portal. 2days, Due: 30 June 2020 TOTAL no. of days:32

Competencies

4. Competencies

Proven track record in data visualization

Strong statistical data visualization skills

Good teamwork and interpersonal skills

Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure

Excellent computer skills especially data visualization software

Ability to work independently and achieve quality results with limited supervision and within tight schedules

Background knowledge about the SDGs and the United Nations

Required Skills and Experience

5. Qualifications Education: Advanced degree (Masters level) in a relevant field (data visualization, front end design, data journalism, etc). A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience:

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